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Many articles have Wikipedia links in their notes and references section. Would it be a good idea to create a template instead?

Something like:

"Informous!"

"This article covers the subject from an in-universe point of view. Wikipedia has an article covering it from the real world perspective."

Or something like this.--Rodolphus 15:48, April 8, 2012 (UTC)

I like the idea, but I don't think we should use informuos, as it is not a spell from the series. I would suggest "A lot of wizards think it’s a waste of time, knowing this sort of Muggle trick" (Fred) or "Ecklectic, you say? With a plug?" (Arthur). A qoute concerning Muggles --ƃuıuɹoɥʇ(Send me an owl) 15:56, April 8, 2012 (UTC)

Informous is a canon spell. But I agree that Fred's quote is better.--Rodolphus 16:01, April 8, 2012 (UTC)

Wouldn't amount of articles with such template be too extensive? Who'll instert it? And what about other real-world sources; Not only Wikipedia is a reference to usually one or two sentences at the beginning of an article. What's more there's already template infoming about something like Rudolphus' presented above.

I reckon It's almost the same. There's no need to create next template comprising the same information written in other words. Colin Fletcher Owl Post 19:38, April 8, 2012 (UTC)

We could also edit the existing template to inclzde a wikipedia. And the templates would not be the same. The wikipedia template would also be used on articles like "wand".

I know it would be used on many pages. But we can all cooperate to add them. I personally think it's better to have templates that are used on many pages instead of rarely applied ones like Veela infobox. What do others think?--Rodolphus 13:49, April 9, 2012 (UTC)

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